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What I Am Currently Reading: On Black Sisters’ Street



Thirtypages into this book, I had to start over. Nothing was making sense yet, the characters seemed to collide with each other, past and present left me confused as to where each belonged, And I struggled to fight the reluctance of starting a book that seemed quite typical.

 It came as a welcome relief that everything began to fall into place on second attempt. I became wrapped in the stories of four women, whose tales of pitfalls and the hard blows life dealt made the book a lot more engrossing; Joyce’s, a touching and insightful tale on the devastating effect of war and growing up marred. Ama’s atrocious saga of being disvirgined at 8.
The curtain was drawn on Sisi, the main character, and the book was set in motion in a red walled sitting room engulfed in the smell of burning incense. I time travelled to Lagos, Enugu and Sudan where these women started a life that turned out quite unpleasant, pushing them into the hands of a bulky Yoruba man who made good business from shipping women across borders with promise of a better life.

Four women start out on very different paths that converge at the same place, Antwerp, Belgium. Fooled by the promise of the proverbial greener pastures, Sisi, Joyce, Ama and Efe find themselves standing behind glass windows waiting on men looking for adventures between the thighs of African women. Each guarding their past like a deadly secret, they live as debtors under a callous madam, giving away little of their lives prior to arrival in Belgium, until an avoidable incident coerces them to share stories of their past and form unbreakable bonds beyond what they ever imagined.

On black sisters street was written by Chika Unigwe and is sold on Amazon

ginikachiWriter: Ginikachi Eloka is a blogger and former brand ambassador of Zaron hair and makeup. She has an interest in fashion, photography and the arts which she blogs about on Born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria, she seeks to share the works of Nigerian/ African creatives with a global audience while showcasing the authenticity, depth and exceptionality in the craft of individuals who stem from Africa.

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